Individual (and carer) breaks

Whether you're visiting solo or with a carer, discover the inclusive adventure of tailored activities and enriching experiences at Calvert Exmoor...

Finding somewhere accessible to go on a solo* adventure that will keep you safe but also engaged could be a challenge, with some trips involving watching from the side or missing out altogether – but not at Calvert Exmoor.

We all want you to have an experience that’s fun, stimulating and full of great memories – and we truly believe that everyone should take part no matter what; age and ability isn’t a barrier.

Our specialist equipment and accessible facilities enable everyone to enjoy adventure activities together regardless of past experience or perceived barriers.

Expect a full programme of activities for all to enjoy, accommodation around the beautiful courtyard, quality meals, specialist accessible equipment if required, dedicated staff and use of all on-site facilities including the swimming pool.

Come for a three, four or seven night break and be sure of a warm welcome and an opportunity to have a go at everything…

*Please note: We do not offer care services at Calvert Exmoor. If your needs require it, you will need to source, organise and bring carers with you. We strive for carers and care users to enjoy the break together, side by side. Due to the fact that carers are a part of the break and will need to be on hand at all times, including during activities (which they will also take part in), the full tariff price will need to be paid, for their attendance.

If you’d like to talk with a friendly person about a school residential, please don’t hesitate to call and we’ll be happy to help.

Phone 01598 763221

The benefits of visiting Calvert Exmoor

We see it time and time again, taking part in adventure activities improves communication, personal skills, belief in each other and creates magically personal moments and connections that mean the world to individuals.

Calvert breaks provide an equal opportunity to talk and bond whilst meeting new people and sharing experiences. A stay with us means enjoying adventurous fun while also mixing with other people in a safe and supportive environment.

The sense of achievement can also provide a huge boost of confidence and self-esteem to people with disabilities and has a positive effect on their lives beyond their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you here to enjoy ‘the Calvert Exmoor Experience’ with us.

We have been coming to Calvert, on and off, for at least 15 years. Susan came here with her day centre and she so enjoyed it, so that's when we started to come back independently. She's my sister and I'm her carer. We come back to Calvert time after time because it brings so much joy to Susan and it enables her to do things that we didn't think were possible. When we came to Calvert today, I just felt a warm and cosy and loved glow…

Why do we do what we do?

  • 20%

    of people have a long-standing disability or illness

    According to Sport England, as many as 1 in 5 people have a long-standing limiting disability or illness…

    Sport England

  • 90%

    of disabled people want to be more active

    Activity Alliance's Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2022-2023 found that 4 out of 5 disabled people wanted to become more active…

    Activity Alliance

  • 42%

    of disabled people see lack of accessible facilities as a barrier to physical activity

    Activity Alliance found that 42% of people with disabilities in the UK perceived a lack of accessible facilities as a barrier to participating in physical activity.

    Activity Alliance

What could it do for you?

  • 40%

    increase in social interaction

    Regular exercise in community settings increases social interaction by 40%. It's widely known that social interaction can improve mental health and alleviate isolation.

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

  • 30%

    reduction in mental health issues through physical activity

    Regular physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of anxiety and depression by 30%

    World Health Organization

  • 30%

    boost in social integration and sense of community

    According to Leonard Cheshire Disability, outdoor activities boost social integration by 30% and foster a sense of community among participants.

    Leonard Cheshire Disability

What’s on offer?

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Activities

At Calvert Exmoor, “it’s what you CAN do that counts.”

We ensure every individual has the opportunity to shine, especially when supported by friends old and new. You'll have a designated Course Director to oversee your stay and answer any questions, plus a structured programme of activities led by qualified instructors with specially designed equipment, to accommodate a wide range of ages from 5 to 95. Plus, all activities take place on-site, with the furthest being a five-minute stroll/roll to the Reservoir!
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Some stone buildings surrounding a courtyard with lots of plants and flowers in the middle. There are benches on the left and a flat paved path leading away from the camera in the centre.

Accommodation and dining

Accommodation includes bedrooms and apartments that come in single, twin, and triple configurations with en-suite shower rooms and toilets, along with basic furniture and adaptive equipment for guests with physical disabilities. The accommodation is based around a communal courtyard for easy access to dining areas and essential facilities including laundry and drying rooms. You'll also have our Housekeeping team on hand, incase you need them.

Enjoy hot meals in the dining room and conservatory, freshly prepared and served by the friendly chefs who incorporate dietary requirements and special requests provided when booking.
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Evening entertainment

On arrival, your designated Course Director will greet the family, give a tour and answer questions to ensure a smooth first night. They will also be a key part of making sure that, after a great day, the enjoyment continues into the evenings.

Possible options could include but are not limited to:

• A visit from Exmoor Zoo to meet small critters and cute animals (additional cost may apply)
• Arts and crafts
• Bingo, quiz, or game nights
• Sensory and relaxing walks around the reservoir
• A late-night disco to dance, sing and unwind
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Costs

Price includes accommodation, dining, activities and use of the facilities

 

For groups with 16 people or fewer:

Short breaks (2-nights, arrive on Monday OR Friday) from £230 per person

Weekend breaks (3-nights, Friday to Monday) from £349 per person

Midweek breaks (4-nights, Monday to Friday) from £399 per person

Full-week breaks (7-nights, Friday to Friday) from £840 per person

 

For groups with 16 people or more:

2-night breaks (arriving Monday OR Wednesday OR Friday) from £188 per person

4-night breaks (Monday to Friday) from £349 per person

Start the conversation

We'd love to hear from you, even for an informal chat. Please call the team on 01598 763221 or email using the button below.

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